The goal of the Student Data/RTI Team is to maximize individual student success in the general education classroom while also serving as a problem-solving team to match students who may be struggling and require some additional assistance with effective interventions. This team of interdisciplinary professionals uses specific assessments and available tiered interventions to help remove academic or behavioral obstacles for students in the general education setting.
Utilizing the primary question of "What resources can we use to increase the student's chances for success?", this team employs a collaborative home/school approach that prescribes targeted intervention which complements existing curriculum and instructional programming. Response to intervention is closely monitored.
Any student within the general education population who is experiencing significant and ongoing academic, social-emotional, or behavioral difficulties may be a candidate for referral to the Student Data/RTI Team. Student may be identified and referred to the Student Data/RTI Team by teachers, other educators, administrators or parents.
If you feel your child is experiencing significant and ongoing difficulty in school, please contact your child's crew leader.
In order to effectively meet the needs of all students, teams of core teachers and inclusion teachers meet weekly with members of the student support team (Director of Student Culture, Counselors, and Director of Student Services) in a forum called Team Plus. The team identifies students who are considered at-risk for behavioral or academic concerns and who are not responding to primary levels of intervention within the classroom (those named in the school’s District Curriculum Accommodation Plan – DCAP). Teams identify students’ strengths and weakness, select strategies and interventions to implement, and gather data on the effectiveness of the interventions. If a student responds positively to the new strategies, teams continue to implement them, track progress, and schedule a follow up check-in meeting.
If a student does not demonstrate improvement in response to the new strategies, the team refers the student to the McAuliffe Intervention Team (MIT). The team members (including, but not limited to, the Executive Director, counselors, Dean of Students core teachers, often parents/guardians, and sometimes the student his/herself) use data gathered and background information to identify an underlying problem. Their goal is to figure out why a student is struggling. Team members brainstorm interventions that could help solve the problem. Finally, the team develops an action plan by identifying specific interventions to try, delegate members to try out these interventions, and collects data on the results of the interventions.